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the nra. >> blood-soaked films out there. violent video games. the national media machine, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> and a new pick for secretary of state. our headliner this morning, the nra's new point person on school shootings, asa hutchinson. then the senate debate with republican johnny isakson and democrat amy klobuchar. plus our powerhouse roundtable with newark mayor cory bookerer, nra board member grover norquist, peggy noonan and katrina vanden huval. >>> hello, again. the president and congress are off for christmas. fleeing a capitol filled with political dysfunction. fiscal cliff talks have completely collapsed. questions about the president's new national security team forced him to announce the appointments piecemeal and the nra's first response to the tragedy in newtown provoked a fierce debate and we'll cover that starting withnra's choice to lead a national effort to protect school former congressman, asa hutchinson. good morning, mr. hutchinson. thanks for joining us this morning. >> hi. >> you emphasize at the press co
. >>> and the criticism against the nra. heated debate over guns is ahead. yo, giv >>> welcome back. well, so far, it's been a quiet holiday season at the malls. analysts say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemate in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m
to get them and how they should be controlled. tonight the nra and its supporters are doubling down. here hearing reports of a rush at gun shows across america today, people buying assault weapons before a possible ban. as nra executives fanned out across the air waves with a message of defiance. abc's david kerley is on the story. >> reporter: the nra today stuck byes its guns, that every american school should have an armed guard. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: two dayings ago. >> amid protesters and refusing to takey q. questions, the head of the nra unveiled this plan. today wayne la pierre defends himself. >> when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into that school, if a good guy with a gun was there, he might have been able to stop them. >> reporter: the massacre as sandy hook has led some supporters to call for guns in schools. the nra supporters blame the media, and the lack of mental health care are having none of it. >> you're sayi
. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now abc2news at 11:00. >> tonight the nra digs in as lawmakers here in maryland push new assault weapon bans. theravens are the afc north champions for the second year in a row. and a woman fired from her job for being too attractive and a court ruled it is perfectly legal. >> we begin with wintery weather that might be on the way. good evening i'm christian schaefer. we could see wet or white weather for christmas. >> it's going be wet and white. we'll get combination over the next 24, 36 hours. you go to the a-airport and it's 23 degrees but the deal is a pretty cool night with temperatures that are falling into the mid to upper 20s. 30s over the eastern shore and the deal will be a very chilly wake up. 29 flu the rest of tonight -- through rest o of tonight. it's 30 degrees. 37 at ruch vp lunchtime goes to afrnd 40 degrees and then we await wet weather. then there's a big storm out toward california that could be a problem for wednesday. >> mike thangs. localpoliticians believe that tonight they have more ammunition in
here in new york last night to call on congress to do something about gun violence. but the nra said it would fight any limits that lawmakers try to place on gun ownership. the head of the nra renewed his call forearmed officers in schools. and the backlash against assault weapons is continuing. several stores in colorado are no longer selling them. one store owner said he didn't ever want to open a newspaper and find out something he had sold had been used in a tragedy like the one in newtown. the country is so divided on this issue. the polls suggest people want congress to take some action, if nothing more to close loopholes, perhaps ban some of the high capacity magazines. so you think something is going to happen, but you have to wonder if it has the votes in the house to get it passed. even that assault weapons ban from '94 to 2004, even when that passed in the '90s, it passed by two or three votes. so republicans now control the house. i don't know how anything gets through or if it is, it's a baby step. >> and as you heard from the nra, they don't seem to be budging on the is
up, the nra president stood firm on the organization stance that gun control legislation is not the answer for stopping violencech the group has been cite sized after the -- criticized for the statement last week pushing for armed guards in every school. in response, to the newtown shooting. but it made no mention of gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or mass killing at a school or a ax or a knife doesn't mean you ban the baseball bats. what it means is you protect the innocent on the one hand and try to keep weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to commit such crimes. >> he goes onto say he doesn't support a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the kind that was used at shooting at sandy hook elementary school. nra has been criticized as being tone deafization make the statement. we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it a mission to outlaw extended magazines which allows a gunman to carry more ammunition. and she and
around guns? >> it's another big question. you saw what happened on friday. the nra, the national rifle association came out with their first response to the newtown tragedy and their bottom line, there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun so they're staking their claim there, and on the other hand, you see some prominent nra members came out like senator joe manchin and wants tolimit magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to he have you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra nationally announced new school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. >>> moving on now while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it
something we will keep you posted. >>> looking at the top stories this morning, we have heard from the nra and now from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the gun lobbyist appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary at the hands of a man who has 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended magazines which allows a gunman to carry more ammunition. she and ys there's no use for such weapons on the streets. >> it's stupid. i just -- it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence i think you increase violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in the school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> over the weekend 800 mayors got together calling for tighter gun restrictions one of those mayor was baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. when it comes to gun stores the senator f
wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. we heard from the nra and now we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> when it comes to gun stores the accepttor from montgomery county is pushing to give state police the same authority as the atf to audit how many guns were used in a crime in a place sanctioned on the owners. >>> a three people were rushed to the hospital following a crash along the bwi parkway -- bw park
in part that the nra is prepared to offer menning -- meaningful contributions to help ensure this never happens again. thegroup says it stayed silentover the last few days out of respect for the families the call for tougher gun control may have an unintended consequence. >> dealers say people are buying up assault rifles for fear they could soon be ban. >> if assault rifles and handguns and praktly in firearm is in high demand right now. >> five handguns in the first ninety minutes of business today. the manager of pass dean that pawn and lone says people are coming out of the woodwork. >> i def f nitly feel terrible for the families. i'm achristian man, i don't believe in killing people. to defendyourself is another thing but to open fire on a bunch of f kids,ic that is definitely wrong. >> but he says it would also be wrong to shut down sales of assault rifles like this bush master rifle just like the one used at sandy hook elementary. >> this is a 30 round magazine. it does not go with the gun and i'm not allowed to sell it. >> this owner says you wouldn't be able to get one
unions and chiefs have been asking for help on assault weapons. is the nra statement new? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the passion for gun ownership in the country. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself
in newtown. what that something should be is where the fight begins. at nra headquarters in virginia monday, an angry crowd. >> shame, shame. >> reporter: hordes of activists protesting the gun lobby. and the debate ignited again. but those in the nra questioned whether the assault rifle used in the newtown massacre was really the issue. john fund called in yesterday. >> the laws don't work. these mass killings are because of psychotic or mentally ill individuals. >> reporter: but some political leaders are fed up with the nation's gun violence. 34 americans are killed every day by firearms. >> this is ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: the nation has fought this battle before. in 1994, congress passed an assault weapons ban, after a surge in gun violence across the nation. the law banned 18 types of rifles. but after ten years, it expired, as the gun lobby's power had grown. according to a university of pennsylvania study, the number of mass shootings did decline during that decade, except
not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already plank another class for the next holiday break. >> i can go up and over. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to cecilia tonight. >>> we turn now to made in america tonight and to a hopeful headline from ford tonight. in fact, the automaker announcing an ambitious investment plan, to create more than 2,300 new jobs. that's great news. and speaking of made in america, after our month-long made in america christmas challenge, tonight, the big reveal here. we're inside factories big and small tonight, saying thank you, for the joy and the jobs you helped create. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: it was the made in america christmas challenge. you see the christmas lights are up. people across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa takes those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. >> reporter: i'm just curious. of the kids sitt
, good morning maryland. >> nra is not budging neither are the people who want change. we will have the latest on the debate over guns in the country. looks like we might be falling over a cliff. clock is ticking and if lawmakers don't come up with a solution you will notice it in the paycheck next year. >> if you like anything made of milk you will probably pay morn is there anything to be done to prevent paying $7 for a gallon of milk? details on that straight ahead. it's monday morning and christmas eve morning. thanks is for joining us i am megan pringle. charley is offer but lynette charles is here and no chance for a white christmas but at least it is chris i. >> exactly crisp and brisk. say that fast a few times. >> i will leave it to you. >> exactly. let's talk about what's going on in hickory this morning. because we are cold. make sure to bundle up as you head out and about and stay that way going throughout the day if you are stay outside. 30 degrees right now is what we are working with and in sykesville we are at 31 degrees. and over in norrisville temperatures is at 30
and the armed security guard on campus could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed officer at my high school. and they also had a drug sniffing dog. but i never thought about whether they made me feel safe. >> what do you think now in retrospect, do you think it kept your school safe? >> it may have. i grew up in a small town. we never had too many bad things happen. >> the discussions come up after newtown. i think the question i would ask, where do you draw the line? if it's teachers that are armed, who is to say parents might not say we want to patrol our kid's school? i don't know the answers to that. it's very complicated. >> it is. so that leavestous our facebook question. do you want your child's teacher to be armed in the classroom? this debate is going to c
with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: the training is so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for your pets. apparently, it's all rooted in science. your dog or your cat may be depressed. and the treatment that works for humans may work for your pets. it's true. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: of all the absurd things we do for our pets, the massages, the themed birthday parties, the treadmills, the high-end couture. the paris hilton dog house. >> inside is moldings and lighting and heat and aircondit. >> reporter: of all of the over-the-top pampering, this picture, struck me as
, but this is the first time a female security officer has been involved. >>> the nra is not backing away from the call for armed officers in schools. congressman chris murphy, whose district includes newtown calls the stance tone deaf and revolting. >>> a rel christmas gift, getting to where you're going on time today. storms are causing major trouble. not only trying to get through snow-covered roads. rain and wind are grounding flights in warmer parts of the country as well. >>> finally, christmas a good time to do star-gazing. jupiter and the moon will be close together in the sky and very bright. you'll be able to see them even in urban areas. the star of bethlehem may have been a similar astronomical event. you have to look to the east southeast sky. wherever that may be. you can tell the children, it's santa returning to the north pole. >> will we be able to see it? >> we're going have a few clouds. other folks will be able to see it. >> there will be pictures of it. >> thanks for the debbie downer. >> the upper though? mom. mom. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> let's do this. all right, here
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